Our friend "Sandy Clause" was the Santa at North Hills this year. He invited us to the tree lighting ceremony. It was a blast. We may have to make this a tradition. Thankfully we got there early (about 4) for the tree lighting at 6 and by 6 it was PACKED! We walked around for a little while. They had a band on the stage, train rides, horse drawn carriages, characters like the gingerbread man, rudolph, frosty, elves, etc and ice skating, "snow" for the children. While Emma and I walked around I told Josh to get in the Santa line behind our friend, Buddy, from church. :) It was a GREAT idea...otherwise we would not have seen santa that night.
Josh was thankful to have a smart phone while he stood in line for an hour and a half! :) We were VERY happy to be second in line! :)
Emma "playing in the snow". :)
horse drawn carriage carolers
(can't remember her name)
she sang some Christmas carols...I think she needs to stick with reporting the news.